Jan. 17- before Joseph Hunt, Esq. (chairman), and the Revs. John Alington, T. W. Booth, and K. Rawnsley:
Septimus Simpson, district receiver Admiralty droits, complained that Samuel Moody, mariner, of Skegness, had retained possession of anchor and cable found at sea.
Moody said the captain of the ship whom the cable belonged pointed out to him the place where was, and requested him to get it; he did so, and delivered it to the captain.
The Bench did not consider that the article had ever been lost, and consequently dismissed the complaint, at the same time they advised Moody to give notice to the receiver of all articles which future he might take at sea.
Source: Stamford Mercury – Friday 21 January 1853